It's surprising that a number of Smash Bros. amiibo figures are still relatively rare, depending on where you live. Some figures that are as common as rainy days here in the UK require pre-orders in the US, even when they were originally released in 2014 / 2015.
That seems to be the case with some figures up for pre-order from Best Buy in the US. The amiibo Alerts Twitter account has posted links for four amiibo that can be ordered for delivery on 14th October; they're all restocks of popular (and in some instances rare) figures:
Pre-orders were still live at the time of publication, but you should move fast if you're in the US and want to grab these figures.
amiibo Alerts has pointed out two more rare amiibo that are now available to pre-order, both also due on 14th October.
With thanks to Spoony-Tech for the heads up.
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Wow I'm early, better make a joke
I sorta want a second Lucina to keep in box...but I try not to be a horder/collector. I'd rather someone else actually get to use it.
...Except my Ryu amiibo... but I think I'm entitled to that one indulgence.
Edit: I did use the time to snag the windwaker amiibo set though.
I missed out on Samus thinking it would be an evergreen figure. Boy was I wrong! Not this time, I'm getting me one. Oh and Pit will do nicely.
@Ryu_Niiyama I like people like you. You'd let someone else who doesn't have them get them before getting yourself another one. If only there where more people like you.
I mean seriously people buy multiple's just to have them hung up. When they don't even use the ones out of the box. Smh.
Haven't seen anything for Canada yet unfortunately... I really want to get Lucina and Robin soon
Got my Lucina ordered! Been looking for her forever. I considered getting a second Pit, but like @Ryu_Niiyama I'd rather someone else (not a scalper) have a shot at getting one.
The only one in that bunch I'd want is Sonic, but it's not THAT expensive on the secondary market so I'm not super tempted. If it shows up in a store for that price though, I'm in for sure...which would only leave Pac-Man and the leftover Yarn Yoshis on my "not really must have but kinda want" list.
I have Samus, but my little brother only needs one more Fire Emblem character amiibo to have all of them (not counting Corrin). This should be good news to him.
Pit and Lucina! I didn't think a restock would happen😁 Very happy!!
...No Mega Man...or Meta Knight?...sighs
Imported a Pit from Japan at a reasonable price, thankfully. This is good to see.
@Captain_Gonru How's your resolve holding up on the likelihood on amiibo for NX.
@rjejr also wants to know, I'm guessing
Thanks for the update, managed to pick up a Pit.
@ThomasBW84 They also have the Super Fighting Robot: Mega Man, and Dark Pit on Best Buy. I know for a fact Mega Man is very hard to come by, the original blue one, not the Gold One, and the Amiibo reddit made a post about Dark Pit, so he was apparently out of stock for a while.
Mega Man http://www.bestbuy.com/site/nintendo-amiibo-figure-mega-man/1378006.p?id=1219489217563&skuId=1378006&ref=199&loc=AKGBlS8SPlM&acampID=1&siteID=AKGBlS8SPlM-QmXxQxhl3V4kU_0gAm0Xtg
@Lady_rosalina Well I know what it feels like. I've seen some people's collection rooms and it is a little nuts. As much as we love them, these are consumer products, not gold or precious jewels to be locked away in a vault or for bragging rights. They are meant to be used and I remember being a kid and having some game that I wanted sold out. It isn't a feeling I'll willingly pass on to someone else. My opinion of course.
@Joeynator3000 They did restock Mega Man! Check my previous message!
@World You can have it shipped to a store like I opted to do. Avoided shipping charges and with the gamers club only paid 22$ and change for Samus and Pit.
....NA right?...>.> lol
@Joeynator3000 "I guess I should be thankful" -Falco Lombardi
I bet the Best Buy near where I live won't get it, knowing my luck. lol
Too bad they are not doing this in Canada. I still want a Pit...
Lucina (and Robin) I got already say one for normAl price, just ad to also pay by waiting on the hot sun for like over 2 hours first line. Pit I got somehow got when he was up on target for like 5 minutes durinf the first restock, othets i got by just picking tbem up, so I'm swell.....
.......k, I'll get another Robin, but only if it's the female one (Cordon also, and Bayo and Cloud alt ones also plz)
Also, spellcheck, it's Corrin, not Cordon, lol!
@Spoony_Tech Huh, nice! I...actually didn't know that! Thanks!
@ThomasBW84 Got two more for the list
Speaking of amiibo when the heck do they plan on releasing the last three Smash amiibo?
@Ryu_Niiyama I think Ryu is the only amiibo that I have doubles of, one opened one not. Well that is until WaLuigi, King Boo, and Daisy, and she will take her rightful place next to Luigi as King and queen of the bookshelf
Nice, I will probably pick up Pit since I have the others. I have been trying to get him for two years!
@aaronsullivan Oh, he knows it's getting it, he's just being stubborn b/c they've told us so much about NX accept amiibo support.
I was looking around Target yesterday - usual Thursday afternoon stop, picked up B.A. and Bane, B1G1 offer - and still 100 AC amiibo, nothing else. Which I think is weird they made so many of those, game isn't that big, is it? Hardly a household name. The Kirby Planet Robobot line came and went in an instant. They made AC cards, why so many amiibo? Will be curious to see how well stores stock the MP line, mostly re-skins.
And as always - Cloud, Bayonetta, Corrin, when? Still have Zelda:BotW line, 4 so far, hopefully more, I want an eagle so Link can soar on that wild breath on it's back. Been over 3 months since we've seen anything new of that game, maybe after PMCS next Friday. And the MHS amiibo line is by far the best yet, hope it comes west with the game. And NX plays that game on my tv.
Still waiting on Gamestop to restock Ness.
I went to Japan and bought a Robin, but couldn't find a Lucina. Thanks to you I just finished ordering Lucina!
Woo, ordered pit and lucina finally, and got dark pit along with them for free shipping since dark pit wasn't available for in store pick up anywhere.
@Dr_Corndog I would try TRU if I were you. That is where most of the reprints went anyway. I got mine from there.
Nabbed a pre-order on Lucina!
Thank you so much! I've been waiting for a chance to get a Lucina amiibo at a decent price.
@Dr_Corndog This article has been updated to include Ness.
just so you guys know, they opened preorders for these amiibo at GameStop too if you cant wait for when these release.
@Knuckles Thanks for the heads up about Mega Man, I haven't been able to find him previously, but saw you post and was able to get him pre-ordered from Best Buy.
@Thomas84 you should add Mega Man to the article as well, as he's been pretty hard to find in the US. Dark Pit was hard to get initially, but the restock last year fixed that.
Pit and Samus incoming! My collection will welcome them with open arms!
You mentioned the cards with AC and I'm wondering if Nintendo will do the cards that act like amiibo thing eventually. Maybe the thinking was the the number of people using it for actual game functionality wasn't high enough to warrant it before, but I do think it's a good compromise. A retail bound DLC method that is kind of fun to collect in a deck and not as cumbersome as figurines.
Especially if NX is portable by nature.
@aaronsullivan My kids wait in earnest as about every 3 to 4 months new series of Pokémon cards release. My guess is its only a matter of time before there's a spin-off version with the chips. Over 800 Pokémon next month. (argh next month in 8 hours, you know what I mean) I still think about 60 or so Pokémon will get toys, 20 starters, 20 Legendaries, 20 popular ones, maybe even an Evee line with all 8 of its evolutions. Can't help but think Japan would buy them. I think they could be used in a limited NX version of the trading card game. Or Nintendo could do something simple like populate a Pokémon amiibo snap game. And I'm still waiting for Pokepark 3. Wii got 2, Wii U zero.
Grabbed Lucina and Ness, the last of the potentially hard-to-find amiibo that I intended to collect, at least until Bayonetta and Cloud.
@Joeynator3000 You should be able to preorder online for in-store pickup and select which store.
Ooh! I need Pit, Ness and Samus! Sonic I can still find at Gamestop used. ^^
You and me both.
I thought amiibo were dying out... Here in Oz there's tons on the shelves and Target are constantly selling them for almost half price.
Totally missed the fact that they had gold mario and ness! Glad I looked again and got those ordered!
Well, glad some of the less ambitious have a chance to snag some of the good ones now...
@Captain_Gonru I'm going good to feel really bad if there is a 90 minute reveal and they don't mention amiibo, but there is some off hand Reggie remark about him thinking that it's in there somewhere.
Though in Reggie defense, it was Bill Trinnen who was talking up the dual Game pad support, and I'm not really sure where GameCube VC came from, maybe just the website. So, if they don't mention it, then it is probably in there.
And for the record, Aaron started it this time.
So, can you believe September ends in 4 hours and they still haven't told us? I'm not going to say, well I said this day, that guy said that day, rumours said this or that, but man, I would have bet on September. And that was before you got busy at work. It could still be mid-Oct, after Paper Mario, on top of PSVR, but I never would have guessed it would go this long. Pokémon and Ubisoft comments make me think it has to be soon, but rumours certainly don't matter anymore. #justtelluswhenyoulltellus Surely they can do that.
What did you make me do?
$109 in amiibo later...
Picked up Mega Man and Samus. I hope they do a restock on Robin soon.
Come on best buy, where's Metaknight????
Hopefully, we can get a Gold Mario easier than that one time. I'm sick of having to NOT buy Gold Mario, and force myself to give up on it for Silver Mario!
@Quizler Smash Meta Knight most likely got discontinued for the Kirby line Meta Knight since all the smash versions of Mario were discontinued when the Mario line started. Though Kirby Meta Knight has been relatively common
Bought a Lucas Amiibo today for $7. Is he rare? Probs not. Oh well he looks cool!
Hopefully the stock will be decent by the time I'm back from my trip. Out of all the times they do pre-orders on a restock, it had to be when I'm out for vacation lol.
@Iggly you can pre-order them on the bestbuy.com website.
@Quizler I hear you, I never got Meta Knight or King Dedede from the smash series and am still looking. The Kirby series just isn't as nice as the Smash series. Far less detail and they just look cheaper.
@SlayerG I don't order stuff online.
Just an elbow to the ribs. As much as I expect Amiibo support on the NX, I have to say we have very, very little to go on and Nintendo is in a crazy place right now run by a money/numbers guy.
The continuing amiibo releases could just be milking the last bits of money out of the Wii U 3DS combo when there is little in the way of software for Wii U. Maybe Nintendo sees the writing on the wall with Skylanders diminishing and Disney Infinity uninfinitating™.
Gotta say, though, that a line of card-like Paper Mario amiibo would have been a slick addition to the release of Paper Mario. In some alternate universe this is happening and Paper Mario has twice the budget and every Toad is made unique in order to sell more Amiibo.
@Captain_Gonru @aaronsullivan Funny story . Just rewatched Iron Man w/ my kid. Tony Stark has a phone with a rotating screen like my hybrid idea. He doesn't play games though.
@Captain_Gonru PM amiibo?
Is it ok if I'm just happy it doesn't? I've been waiting for FFXV for 10 years and now I'm not buying it b/c of DLC and the season pass.
I've got them all.
Bring on the new ones already!
I remember you bringing this up for NX. So, this is for supporting mobile-style apps/games and brain training and... tetris? The problem is that with the controllers likely on the sides the swiveling gets in the way and the convenient nature of holding it like a candy bar goes away.
I wonder if for mobile-style apps/games you'd just pull one or two controller sides off and just use it vertically. If the mobile games even work on it as there are issues (OS, cellular data, GPS, etc.). Not to mention: we don't know what it is. lol.
@Captain_Gonru @aaronsullivan You guys kill me.
The best thing about a rotating screen is vertical for dual screen and horizontal for 1 screen. Obviously it would have to be a bit bigger than that, and no phone keys, just game controller buttons, but think about how much cooler 2DS could have been. That one screen turned would give you a fairly decent size for watching video or playing GB games. FYI - 2DS is built only using 1 actual screen, software does the rest, so rotating it wouldn't be a problem. Gamevice on either side works as well, and probably a lot cheaper than rotating too, but I want a choice, dual screen on the go, single screen paired with tv. NX needs that for NX to work.
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